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ZIPAR “China-Zambia Relations In Development Cooperation: Towards Concluding Some Unfinished Business”

ZIPAR “China-Zambia Relations In Development Cooperation: Towards Concluding Some Unfinished Business”

December 06
17:36 2018

ZIPAR on China -Zambia relations

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David Kazhila

David Kazhila Thanks ZIPAR for this comprehensive paper on the Chino-Zambia relationship. Very informative indeed.Some very good recommendations are evident but to tell you the truth, despite all these statistics and recommendations, I’m still sceptical on whether government has the negotiating power to set the stage for us to on the right trajectory in terms of doing business with China. The ultimate aim of any government related business venture should be to ultimately empower local businesses.It starts from how our leadership view themselves visa vie the Chinese investors. If we are beggars then there’s very little hope of mutually benefiting from this relationship.Focus should be on projecting what the future will look like with regard to empowering local businesses and home grown innovation.

ZAMBIA Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) Executive Director ZIPAR Executive director Dr. Pamela Mambwe Nakamba Kabaso (Left) with ZIPAR Senior Research Fellow Caesar Cheelo  (Centre) and ZIPAR Research Fellow for Public Finance Shebo Nalishebo in Lusaka

ZIPAR Knowledge Manager Euphrasia Mapulanga

China is literally ‘building ‘infrastructure for us but not passing on much in terms of expertise or fostering business opportunities to the locals. As you pointed out,partnerships between local investors and Chinese companies should be emphasised though we have very few home grown businesses that have the capacity to take a big enough chunk of the business from the Chinese and plough back the returns into local the economy that’s why the only player doing that is government itself which is not very good at doing business.

ZIPAR Executive director Dr. Pamela Mambwe Nakamba Kabaso

To me, that’s a big concern. Could you project what Zambia will look like by 2030 onwards if none of your proposals are taken up? What are the remedial steps that government needs to do short term, medium term and long term? My two cents.  

Elton Sinyangwe

Elton Sinyangwe Breathe taking policy brief – well articulated with profound recommendations. Kudos guys keep up the great work.

Let me mention I also like your insight on the status of STEM education in Africa and Zambia in particular, the role STEM plays in driving current and future economic growth. Chinas statistics are mind blowing…!!!

Dabwitso Zumani Phiri Thanks!!
Needed this for a paper.

Dabwitso Zumani Phiri Thanks!!

Needed this for a paper.

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